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Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 530
Posted By Maelochs

ys, thanks. Since I own the R5 clone and have...

ys, thanks. Since I own the R5 clone and have friends who ride S3s .... pretty clear on that. ;) .... but the deal with the classic "road racer" position is that it is more aero, while the normal...
03-24-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By Maelochs

In my experience, most people drive at or a...

In my experience, most people drive at or a little above whatever speed limit is posted, but few drive at unsafe speeds. As far as I know, traffic engineers understand this and set limits accordingly.
03-24-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Maelochs

No way to know why or how this happened. ...

No way to know why or how this happened. Certainly cannot blame either the driver or the cyclist without Some information, right?

All we know is that this tragic thing happened, and that the...
03-24-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,966
Posted By Maelochs

Wow ... I am not a big fan of Krane XL as a rule...

Wow ... I am not a big fan of Krane XL as a rule but this post of his made perfect sense and was a really good post. Anyone looking for an issue with kraneXL would do better to pick another post to...
03-24-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 210
Posted By Maelochs

Giant Contend, Fuji Sportiv. Better values as a...

Giant Contend, Fuji Sportiv. Better values as a rule.

Since you are open to used bikes ... and if you are confident that you know enough to not buy a bat bike with a coat of polish ... you will...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 530
Posted By Maelochs

No one made that argument. Someone who wanted to...

No one made that argument. Someone who wanted to rant accused me of saying that but no one actually said that, as far as i can recall.

The question comes down to two things---One, the OP wondered...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 530
Posted By Maelochs

My pardon. No offense intended. Likely I...

My pardon. No offense intended. Likely I misremembered 30 k as 30 min.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By Maelochs

I do the same, sometimes ... there is nothing...

I do the same, sometimes ... there is nothing like finding a sweet spot ... and then finding a sweeter spot.

Other times it takes all my effort just to get back home in whatever gear. :)

...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By Maelochs

This guy already has an 11-32 with a long-cage...

This guy already has an 11-32 with a long-cage derailleur. Why should he buy anything new? His bike works.

Likely if he got the SS he would need to fiddle with the B screw and Possibly have issues...
03-23-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,746
Posted By Maelochs

LOL, Livedarklions took the bait. Everyone...

LOL, Livedarklions took the bait.

Everyone could see that the Freakonomics reference was fitting. You got trolled and leaped completely out of the water to grab the lure.

You should have quit...
03-23-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,321
Posted By Maelochs

From New Mexico's current traffic laws: ...

From New Mexico's current traffic laws:

"66-3-705. Riding on roadways and bicycle paths.
A. Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 530
Posted By Maelochs

One final thought ... I have half-a-dozen road...

One final thought ... I have half-a-dozen road bikes, and I log every ride. If my racy, lightweight, Cervelo R5 clone were noticeable faster than my heavier aluminum Fuji Sportiv endurance bike, I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 530
Posted By Maelochs

Thank you, Mr. Timtak. This is the perfect...

Thank you, Mr. Timtak. This is the perfect example.

So, basically ... you can test power gains just by buying a stem, not a whole bike.

With stems with removable face plates you can probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 530
Posted By Maelochs

Read the OP. Specifically ... The OP is...

Read the OP. Specifically ... The OP is SPECIFICALLY asking if a he will gain power if he rides a bike with more aggressive geometry. Your post, with your eyerolls, does not at all address his...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 530
Posted By Maelochs

The bike's geometry will have negligible effect...

The bike's geometry will have negligible effect on your speed or power output, taking into account the things mkadam68 noted. Lemond85 notes what makes 'race" geometry as a rule---short wheelbase,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Maelochs

Try switching back and forth and see what you...

Try switching back and forth and see what you think.

Unless you are training according to some plan, I am not sure what the power data would do for you ... but if you find it helpful, there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Maelochs

Compatible? yes. Some web sites speak of "shorter...

Compatible? yes. Some web sites speak of "shorter shifts" with the 8000 shifters, but I'd bet they are completely compatible. Derailleurs just go where the cable pulls them.

Better? I doubt it....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Maelochs

I chose Al for my rain/work/light tour/gravel...

I chose Al for my rain/work/light tour/gravel bike because I wanted the durability. CF is great but for a bike which might get bashed around some, I got a very good bike at a very good price. It is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Maelochs

I cannot imagine that buying the plates would be...

I cannot imagine that buying the plates would be a better deal than buying the whole derailleur ... otherwise, EBay. I'd try Redlube's idea first though.

Also ... maybe consider going GS and...
03-22-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By Maelochs

Mr. JoeyBike---we know your agenda. Using this...

Mr. JoeyBike---we know your agenda. Using this hook to hang them was distasteful.

People have discussed your ideas many times. Some work some don't and some work in limited fashion (for instance,...
03-22-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,329
Posted By Maelochs

No, just add smoke.

No, just add smoke.
03-22-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,966
Posted By Maelochs

It appears to be active, something the cyclist...

It appears to be active, something the cyclist does ion a car-by-car basis, as opposed to something passive like having a tail light, which would "acknowledge" traffic, trees, pavement, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Maelochs

It would be a good idea to have someone who rides...

It would be a good idea to have someone who rides a bike regularly take a look at the bike. Stuff like possibly odd noises can't always be diagnosed remotely.
03-22-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,329
Posted By Maelochs

Right? When was the last time anyone dried their...

Right? When was the last time anyone dried their car after driving in the rain?
03-22-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By Maelochs

We still don't know why the OP wants to make the...

We still don't know why the OP wants to make the switch. Every rider is different. if the OP is struggling with a 50-34 then dropping to a 46-30 might make sense. As far as I know once the Contend...
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